First steps toward construction of new Kettle Valley Fire Hall

Newly-hired RDKB General Manager of Operations James Chandler will manage the project and oversee construction.

The Midway/Kettle Valley fire truck.

With the acquisition of a fire truck, the Midway/Kettle Valley Fire Services Advisory Committee is in the process of starting construction to house it. — Photo courtesy Midway/Kettle Valley Fire Services Advisory Committee

The Midway/Kettle Valley Fire Services Advisory Committee held its inaugural meeting in June to begin work toward building a new fire hall.

The committee met to establish roles and review bylaws for the new service, budget and the agreement between the RDKB and the Village of Midway. The service already owns a truck, and now needs a building to house it.

An application for a Licence of Occupation for the hall site is in the final stages of provincial review with occupancy slated for late July after which construction can get underway.

Newly-hired RDKB General Manager of Operations James Chandler will manage the project and oversee construction. The committee will meet frequently over the next month to develop a Request for Proposal for the project and select a builder.

The committee chair is Ross Elliot and members are Doug McMynn, Owen Stewart, Jim Smith and Vicki Gee. Midway Fire Chief Walt Osellame, RDKB staff as well as Village of Midway staff will provide advice and guidance to the group. 

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